Our Lucaya Beach & Golf Resort Raises Westin and Sheraton Flags

21st Mar 2003

The prestigious Our Lucaya Beach & Golf Resort on Grand Bahama Island officially joins the world`s leading portfolio of resorts of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) under its Sheraton and Westin flags. The distinct areas of the resort complex are now; The Westin at Our Lucaya Beach & Golf Resort and Sheraton at Our Lucaya Beach & Golf Resort.

After a significant upgrade, the resort is now appointed with not only new brand flags, but the signature products and services of these brands and upgraded amenities. The sprawling 372-acre, 1,260-room resort complex features an expansive spa and fitness centre, two championship 18-hole golf courses, 14 themed restaurants and lounges, flanked by seven and a half acres of white sand and sparkling water. The property is owned by the Hutchison Whampoa Group of Hong Kong and managed by Starwood.

“We are thrilled to bring the globally acclaimed Westin and Sheraton brands to Grand Bahama Island,” said Geoff Ballotti, executive vice president, hotel operations for Starwood. “We are very proud to be managing this magnificent resort complex and offer the excellent quality of service and standards of Westin and Sheraton to guests of the resort.”

Harris Chan, the new managing director and general manager for the Westin and Sheraton at Our Lucaya, said, “The exotic island setting and luxurious resort facilities have made Our Lucaya one of the Bahamas` most distinctive resorts. All of the resort`s managers and associates are delighted to join the Starwood family and we look forward to working together with our travel partners to make Our Lucaya a top choice in the Caribbean by travellers from the U.S. and Canada and other international visitors.”

Following an investment of more than $400 million, the resort opened in December 2000 and is the most comprehensive resort complex on Grand Bahama Island. The three hotel wings within the resort complex are Lighthouse Pointe, Breakers Cay and Reef Village each with spectacular views of tropical gardens, Port Lucaya Marina, Bell Channel waterway, or the white sandy beach.


The 511-room Reef Village is flying the Sheraton flag. Catering to the needs of families, the Sheraton at Our Lucaya features 12 suites. Within Reef Village is the themed Sugar Mill Pool with waterslides and waterfalls for both adults and children.
Guests of both the Westin and Sheraton will have access to all of the amenities of the resort complex including a 10,350 sq-ft spa and fitness centre; the resort`s golf and tennis facilities, four pools featuring swim-up bars and an infinity pool; a vast array of water sports activity areas, and a children`s camp.

Guests who stay at The Westin at Our Lucaya and the Sheraton at Our Lucaya will be able to earn their way toward free travel through the Starwood Preferred Guest® programme, consistently rated the best hotel frequency program in the world. With more than 700 participating hotels and resorts around the world, the programme is the industry`s most global and offers a structure focused on simplicity, flexibility in redemption options and inclusion of all Starwood`s brands.

Starwood is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with more than 750 properties in more than 80 countries and 110,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. With internationally renowned brands, Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels and resorts including: St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Sheraton, Westin, Four Points by Sheraton, W brands, as well as Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc.



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